As we all know that Second International Crop Science Congress Five Rupees has been issued for both public circulation purpose and for Set of 2 coins in the velvet boxes. The coins issued for public circulation were far less as compared to the coins that were issued for velvet box sets. Then practically speaking it is more worth to collect the one that was issued for public circulation rather than collecting one from the set. Then how to differentiate between these two issues? Till today I just used to differentiate them based on the pattern of the luster which they exhibit. The "Public Circulation Issue" will be having luster whereas the "Set Issue" will be having glossy polished surface. OK, this can be used when both of them are new in condition but what if both of them or either of them is in used condition, how to differentiate them then?
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It is very easy task and needs simple but interesting observation. Use the above given image as a reference to differentiate between them. Always observe for the Devanagari word "Phasal (फसल)". In case of first issue (Public Circulation Issue) it will be written as (फसल) whereas in case of second issue (Set Issue), it will be either written as (फसल) or (फंस ल) i.e. in case of second issue it will either have broken legend between स & ल or continuous legend, but set issue will be always having dot above फं ('Phn' instead of Pha). So if you’re intended to collect circulation issue then always try to get the one with the word “फसल” rather than the coin with “फंस ल”